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Old 05-02-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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I am tryin to install a light kit on an existing fan in oiur leased house.... I was expecting to remove the bottom plate and find blue and black wires waiting too connect to the black/white on my light kit, no such luck...I found a whte/red combination labled "light" (factory label), so I connect white-to-white and red-to-black and well, the fan still works by wall switch and pull chain, but I have no light kit even when I pull the center chain. help anyone???

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I moved this to the electrical forum for you-----good luck---Mike-----

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The fan has three wires going to the ceiling box---a white (neutral) a black (fan) and a blue(light)

If the fan was hung with only the white and black attached to the house wiring---you have no power for your light---

So first thing to check is the ceiling connection---see if the blue wire is attached to the house power.

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You did just fine Mike. Like you said the connection may not have been made in the canopy for the light kit wiring.
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ok i only see 2 blue wires, one is feeding out of a "relay/transformer" looking box and into the 3 speed fan switch with 2 black wires, and the other feeds out of the up/dwn dlirectional switch and then into a bullet terminator where it is spliced with a purple wire that feeds back into the 2-position up/down fan directional switch.

3 important side notes :

1. when I first took light kit cover plate off to begin, the two wires I found waiting and labeled 'light' were red and white,

2. The only off-color wires I see are purple and yellow and I dont know the brand of fan or if it was remotely controlled,

3. MOST important when I cycle the speed pull chain through its speeds I hear a popping sound ad can see it flashing from inside the housing in a darkened room...

speed switch rewired wrong?
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You need to remove the fan from the ceiling. Once you do, there should be a blue wire that is not connected to anything coming from the top of the fan. That wire feeds power the the light kit your trying to install. The blue wire needs to be connected to a power source within the box the fan is attached to.
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I'll try that tomorrow and get back Sublime, but where does the red wire thats loose and was labeled "light" go to or come from? its been a l ong day, sorrry I didnt comprehend your instructions earlier, try droppin the fan tomorrow and get back.. THAANK YOU EVERYONE! :-D

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That red wire may be fed through a current-limiting relay assembly.

Most fans these days have a blue wire from the canopy for the light kit. It may go into that relay, and emerge as a red wire.

Check the canopy at the ceiling. Is there a blue or red wire present?

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